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    July 10, 2011
    10:00 - 10:59pm EDT  

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this is fox 5 news at 10:00. the d.c. housing market should be on its way to a major rebound, why it's a good time to sell your home. a sunday meeting at the white house trying to find a compromise on reducing the nation's debt, but was anything accomplished? plus the duke and duchess of cambridge head home today, why today's visit had more to do with real people than hollywood glamour. kind of hot out there today. are we looking at a hotter workweek? gwen is here with a first look at the forecast. >> i want to tell you the challenge to stay cool will continue heading into the workweek. it was a very warm day today. let's look at our weather map and i'll show you where we hit temperature-wise, 91 degrees at
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national airport, 90 at dulles, the same at baltimore. these temperatures roughly about 3 degrees higher than the average for the day and it is still fairly warm out there, skies pretty clear, just the odd cloud or two, ridge of high pressure in control and that has left us with a fair amount of sunshine into the course of today as we had yesterday. it's currently 85 degrees, so that's it a pretty good indication of the warm air that's over our region this time of night. humidity is on the rise. it's now at 55%, a very light southerly wind flow at 8 miles an hour. tonight we expect our overnight lows to be into the low 70s, upper 60s in the burs, a southerly wind flow about 5 miles an -- burbs, a southerly wind flow about 5 miles an hour. we've got humidity back on the rise heading into the workweek. it's hazy, hot and humid weather and some unsettled days. i'll have the details later and a look at that all important five-day forecast. back to you. >> thank you, gwen. high unemployment, a battle over the debt ceiling, tough
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issues the nation is grappling with, but finally there's some good news about the economy, at least for the d.c. region. a new report says our housing market may be the best in the country. fox 5's roz plater went out to test that theory. >> what a difference a year makes. who thought we'd ever hear the phrases multiple offers,ed bying war, low inventory. -- low bidding war, low inventory. these are apparently signs of the real estate times. word is things are looking up at least in the d.c. region. susan lohs just sold her capitol hill row home at full asking price, same story for another home down the block. >> i think it's open house on saturday, but it sold on tuesday before the open house. so it's a great place for sellers around here right now. >> reporter: according to a new report from the real estate tracking form clear capital, expect the d.c. region to end the year as the nation's best
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housing market. while home prices are going down nationwide, the group predicts home prices here will rise almost 3%. homeowners could recoup nearly 1/3 of the value they lost. >> i hope we can get a bit of a bidding war or get some buyers into a bidding war. i think it's very possible. >> reporter: it's why their son powell is taking the plunge. he's move -- it's why thurston powell is taking the plunge. he's moving to seattle and is debating selling his home. >> i think it's definitely a good time. i've seen properties around the last couple months where i've seen for sale signs and sold within a couple weeks. >> reporter: experts chalk it up to fewer jobs lost here because of the federal government, but also realtors say buyers report feeling better about spending again. >> i think we see a light at the end of the tunnel with the economy. i don't know what color the light is, but we see something and we know that it's going to get better. >> reporter: lohs is buying
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another home near her husband's new job and says the new mortgage is where she hit an unexpected snag. >> we have what's considered good credit. my husband has a good job. we what are i think is considered pretty good candidates and it has been a run-around. >> reporter: apparently even with low interest rates some banks are making it difficult for folks to get those mortgages. this may be leftover fears after a slew of foreclosures. president obama spent the evening in a meeting with congressional leaders at the white house trying to finally hammer out some sort of deal on the debt ceiling. the president plans to hold a press conference at 11:00 tomorrow morning. fox's rich edison explains what house speaker john boehner told the president last night that just might get the job done. >> reporter: president obama and top democrats hosting a rare sunday night meeting with republican leaders at the white house attempting to resolve trillions in differences to cut
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deficits and increase the nation's borrowing limit. the administration says on august 2nd the federal government will be unable to pay all its bills. the white house is pushing to wrap this deal in less than two weeks. >> can you work it out in 10 days? >> reporter: the white house says any effort to cut deficits must include spending cuts and targeted tax increases aimed at families earning more than $250,000 a year, oil companies, corporate jet owners among others. republicans refuse to sign off on any tax increases. >> everything they've told me and the speaker is that to get a big package would require big tax increases in the middle of an economic situation that's extraordinarily difficult with 9.2% unemployment. we think it's a terrible idea. it's a job killer. >> reporter: aides say house speaker john boehner called president obama saturday night and told him republicans would push for a smaller debt deal, just enough to cut about $2 trillion over 10 years and increase the debt ceiling by
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about that much. republicans say democrats' insistence on tax increases have forced them to call for a smaller deal. the administration calls that strategy insufficient. >> we need to do something very substantial to bring our long term deficits down over time in a way that's good for the economy so we give more support to the economy still healing. >> reporter: even if these negotiators strike a deal, they still have to sell it. democrats and republicans are pushing their leaders to stand their ground. rich edson, fox business. >> joining me now with more on the progress of these debt negotiations, maryland congressman chris van holland who is also ranking member of the house budget committee. thank you very much for joining us tonight. >> good to be here. >> going into today's rare sunday meeting president obama said a deal needs to be finalized in 10 days. do you think it can happen? >> we've got to get this done because otherwise as of august the 2nd the united states will no longer be able to pay its
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bills. that would be like a family not paying its mortgage. it would put the credit of the united states in great jeopardy. it would hurt the economy very badly. many predict an economic catastrophe. the united states has never defaulted on its debt, so we've got to get this done. >> so the president met with eight top house and senate leaders for about 90 minutes at the white house. what are you hearing about those negotiations? >> well, i'm hearing that the president again said that he thinks we should do something big and as secretary geithner said, we need to accomplish two things as part of these discussions. no. 1, we need to do what we can to support the fragile recovery and try to kick start that into a more full blown recovery. second, we need to make sure that we have a predictable plan to reduce the deficit over the next 10 years and the president wants to do a $4 trillion deficit reduction plan. republicans we thought had wanted to do something big and
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speaker boehner indicated he was willing to do that, but they backed off because at the end of the day they're not willing to do a balanced package that includes getting rid of some of these special interest tax loopholes for things like corporate jets for oil and gas companies and go back to the same tax rates for the wealthiest americans that were in place during the clinton administration which was a time when the economy was booming. >> going into the meeting republicans had already rejected that $4 trillion plan for deficit reduction. how hard do you think the president actually pushed to get them to accept a larger deal? >> i'm sorry, i couldn't hear that question. >> i'm wondering how hard you think president obama might have pushed to get both sides to accept a larger deal than half of that $4 trillion deficit plan that he wanted originally. >> i know the president is continuing to push for that. i don't know exactly what he's going to say tomorrow at 11:00, but i suspect he will again urge the leaders to try and get something big done because that would send a very important signal to people throughout the
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economy that the united states has a plan to address these deficits over a period of time and it is disappointing that these have fallen apart, the big deal, because of this refusal to address some of these corporate tax breaks bipartisan group that's looked at this like simpson bowls has said we need a balanced approach and that's what the president asked for and unfortunately we're hearing back no, we're only going to do this if you do cuts and, of course, the republican budget plan talked about ending the medicare guarantee, slashing social security. >> it's going to be an interesting next 10 days, isn't it? >> it's important both sides come together to get it done for the reasons we said at the outset. >> thank you very much. republican presidential hopeful descended on the fourth annual leadership convention this weekend. gop contenders spoke to the crowd of conservatives about
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what they would do if they won the white house. >> we need to reduce the tax and regulatory burden on businesses which will help small businesses, especially. >> i think most people believe that the best government is the government that rules the least. it's a government that passes the least amount of laws to maintain civility. >> more than a dozen republican and tea party speakers slammed president obama's economic recovery efforts during the day long conference. a third pilot has found himself plagued by f-15 fighter jets near camp david this weekend. the plane was spotted in airspace at about 10:30 this weekend. the pilot was forced to land at carroll county regional airport. yesterday fighters intercepted two other small planes at different times in. every case the small planes landed without incident. president obama spent the weekend at camp david. a united airlines flight from chicago to germany was forced to make an emergency landing in cleveland because of an out of control passenger.
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the flight was diverted on friday after a man locked himself in the bathroom and got into an altercation with the flight attendant. >> the flight attendant started pounding not lightly, but hard on the door of the bathroom and he refused to talk to her or refused to come out. >> several of us jumped on him, took him to the ground, handcuffed him, ankle bracelets on him. >> the man was escorted off the plane. bomb sniffing dogs were called in butting. >> suspicious was found. but nothing suspicious was found. a controversial new move could worsen the nation's already tense relationship with pakistan, why the u.s. is withholding millions of dollars in aid. and china's booming housing market is keeping many american lumberyards in business, why some say it could end up hurting u.s. workers.  -dad, why are you getting that? -that's my cereal.
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is there a prize in there? oh, there's a prize, all right. is it a robot? no. is it a jet plane? nope. is it a dinosaur? [ laughs ] [ male announcer ] inside every box of heart healthy cheerios are those great tasting little o's made from carefully selected oats that can help lower cholesterol. stickers? uh-uh. a superhero? ♪ kinda. [ male announcer ] and we think that's the best prize of all. ♪
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hi. looking good! you've lost some weight. thanks! you noticed! you know these clothes are too big now, so i'm donating them. not going back there again. good for you! how'd you do it? eating right, whole grain. whole grain? whole grain. [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't... multigrain cheerios has five whole grains and 110 lightly sweetened calories per serving... more grains. less you! multigrain cheerios. [ where d.c. goes to get away.o busch gardens williamsburg,
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maybe it's because washington d.c. loves the legendary coasters. or that your entire family will have fun, even the little ones. it could be that water country usa has more of the waves, slides and rides everyone wants. so plan your getaway and come play. you never know who you'll run into. get started at buschgardens.com/dc. white house chief of staff william daley confirms the
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united states is withholding $800 million worth of aid to pakistan's army. the u.s. wants more aggressive actions taken against the taliban and isn't happy about the country's decision to revoke visas for american military trainers, this according to reports at the new york times. mr. daley stopped by abc this week to talk about the tricky relationship. >> obviously they have been an important ally in the fight in terrorism. they've been the victim of enormous amounts of terrorism, but right now they have taken some steps that have given us reason to pause on some of the aid which we were giving to their military and we're trying to work through that. >> tensions between the two countries have been on the rise since u.s. navy seals killed osama bin laden bin during a raid on -- osama bin laden during a raid on pakistani soil in may. defense secretary leon panetta says he believes allied forces can beat back al-qaeda
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and the taliban. fox's david piper reports from a visit of american troops in afghanistan this weekend. >> reporter: before leaving to iraq america's defense secretary headed to afghanistan to see for himself the situation there and speak to the troops. this is the area where most of the fighting has been taking place in recent years and where the majority of u.s. forces are. this is his first overseas trip since being appointed to his new role and afghanistan is a key responsibility for panetta. the defense secretary has been very upbeat about the prospects of defeating al-qaeda during this trip. he said if they can keep the military pressure up on them and also capture or kill less than 20 of the terror group's key leaders still operating in countries between here and afghanistan and north africa, then they will have an effect strategically -- in effect strategically defeated them. his assessment comes as afghanistan prepares for the gradual drawdown of u.s. troops due to begin this summer. 10,000 are due to leave this
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year and another 23,000 in 2012. the defense secretary also said he hoped to drive the taliban to peace talks during the period when u.s. forces draw down. he says it's key they keep the pressure up now to have a chance of some kind of reconciliation. speaking sunday in kandahar the new defense chief said the focus of the trip is to hand over security to afghan forces, but i acknowledged there remains a lot -- but he acknowledged remains a lot more work to do in transferring responsibility to them. david piper, fox news. the new nation of south sudan has its first president. he was sworn in today in the country that officially separated from northern sudan at the end of june. among the new president's most pressing duties besides setting up an entirely new government, border disputes and paying for
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oil. the search continues for survivors in the wreckage of a deadly train crash in india. at least 31 people were killed and 100 injured when the train derailed in the eastern part of the country. army engineers used helicopters to transport victims to the hospital. it's not clear what caused the train to derail, but there are reports that the conductor did apply the emergency brake. washington state is working overtime trying to keep up with china's demand for trees. the timber industry is proving to be a lucrative one, but it's a race to keep up with that country's demand for fresh building supplies. fox's dan springer has details. >> reporter: as homebuilding continues at a snail's pace, there is one thing keeping america's timber industry from total collapse, china. exports of logs more than doubled in 2010 bringing in $270 million making the chinese the largest foreign customer for u.s. trees. >> last year if you look at the
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growth in japan it was about 15%. compare that with 300% to china. >> reporter: most of the wood is from private timberland in the pacific northwest loaded onto ships creating dozens of jobs at the port of olympia which has seen timber exports to china grow 500% in a decade. china's appetite for logs is also helping taxpayers here by keeping the price of timber from plunging during the housing recession. the state which manages public lands for timber is also getting more for its wood even though it's barred from export markets. >> we're he seeing an increase of probably 60 -- we're seeing an increase of probably $60 million that will go for school construction and to pay for colleges and go to counties. >> reporter: not everyone is celebrating this export explosion with china buying up just about every log it can get its hands on. the price local mills have to pay for trees is skyrocketing and yet they're not getting any more money on the back end with their finished lumber because of anemic u.s. housing starts. it all adds up to some mills
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closing down. >> what some mills will have to face right now is how bad they want to continue to run. it's not going to be profitable with the chinese influence on raw materials. >> reporter: eventually mills may be forced to raise prices which would mean consumers paying more. the u.s. trade gap was still a whopping $273 billion last year. in seattle dan springer, fox news. dozens are without a home tonight after a fire tears through their apartments. the one thing that probably saved their lives. and hollywood glamour takes a back seat today as the royal couple reaches out to the people of los angeles.
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beth! hi. looking good! you've lost some weight. thanks! you noticed! you know these clothes are too big now, so i'm donating them. not going back there again. good for you! how'd you do it? eating right, whole grain. whole grain? whole grain. [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't... multigrain cheerios has five whole grains and 110 lightly sweetened calories per serving... more grains. less you! multigrain cheerios.
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the duke and duchess of cambridge left california today after a whirlwind trip. prince william and kate's tour took them from a celebrity black tie dinner to a downtown los angeles art school for inner city kids.
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fox news casey steigel has more. >> reporter: it has been extremely busy. on friday they rubbed elbows with the state's top business and political leaders at a private dinner hosted by the counsul general. on saturday the duke played in a charity polo match in santa barbara while catherine cheered from the sidelines, his royal highness scored four goals and ultimately winning the game for his team. then on saturday night a star studded black tie dinner for bafta, the british academy of film and television arts where they shared a table with the likes of barbara streisand and nicole kidman. sunday the newlyweds dropped by inner city arts, an educational city centre in l.a.'s skid row. there they met with 3rd, 4th and 5th graders donning smocks and painting with the kids. the pair left their hand print and signatures in clay tiles that will later be installed in
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one of the school's walls. on sunday their final stop was at a job fair for u.s. war veterans in an effort to show solidarity between the british and american militaries. >> this is the last event on our tour of north america, but to my mind it is one of the seriously most important. this is because our men and women of their own free will choose to put their life on the line for their country. >> reporter: this was prince william's first visit to california and catherine's first trip to the united states, clearly a monumental event. in los angeles casey steigel, fox news. a frightening wake-up call for people in a fairfax county apartment complex. we'll tell you about the terrifying fire that left many of them without a home. drivers on i-95 might have looked up to the sky today and seen an interesting ufo. coming up why these instruments were helping nasa track it.
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 -dad, why are you getting that? -that's my cereal. is there a prize in there? oh, there's a prize, all right. is it a robot? no. is it a jet plane? nope. is it a dinosaur? [ laughs ] [ male announcer ] inside every box of heart healthy cheerios are those great tasting little o's made from carefully selected oats that can help lower cholesterol. stickers? uh-uh. a superhero? ♪ kinda. [ male announcer ] and we think that's the best prize of all. ♪
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[ where d.c. goes to get away.o busch gardens williamsburg, maybe it's because washington d.c. loves the legendary coasters. or that your entire family will have fun, even the little ones. it could be that water country usa has more of the waves, slides and rides everyone wants. so plan your getaway and come play. you never know who you'll run into. get started at buschgardens.com/dc. hi.
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looking good! you've lost some weight. thanks! you noticed! you know these clothes are too big now, so i'm donating them. not going back there again. good for you! how'd you do it? eating right, whole grain. whole grain? whole grain. [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't... multigrain cheerios has five whole grains and 110 lightly sweetened calories per serving... more grains. less you! multigrain cheerios.
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you're watching fox 5 news at 10:00. dozens of people don't have a place to call home tonight after a fire at their apartment complex. it happened overnight in fairfax county. fox 5's tisha thompson explains why some residents were already awake when the alarms went off. >> reporter: fairfax county fire and rescue says the 911 call came in around 3 a.m. from an apartment on the second floor, the same floor and the same time gina martinado said her apartment got so hot she couldn't sleep anymore. >> i opened the window to get fresh air. i smell like burning outside. then i screamed fire, fire and
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broke at large. >> very fortunate the fire alarm went off -- broke the alarm. >> very fortunate the alarm went off. got 27 people, 18 adults and nine children have been displaced. >> reporter: as they watched the firefighters try to save their homes, dan schmidt with fire and rescue explains the alarm probably saved their lives. no one was injured. the neighbors say many apartments here are part of the affordable housing program. few, in any, had renters insurance. >> she has no insurance, nothing at all. everything is gone. >> reporter: muhammad hussain helped his sister carry away her mail, the only thing this single mother has left. >> shocked because she just got new mattresses was delivered from macy's. she was really excited about it. the next day everything is gone. >> reporter: but as crews arrived to patch the hole in the roof and clean up what was left behind, martinado says she looks at her children and
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realizes she is lucky. >> we're lucky. thank you god. thank you sweet god because my apartment, my bed, everything is gone, but thank you god, we got life. >> reporter: clean-up crews estimate the damage was about $500,000 they still do not know the cause. in fairfax county tisha thompson, fox 5 news. we are following a developing story tonight. prince george's county police have made an arrest in connection with the homicide of a bladensburg business owner. richard naum was killed in april found unconscious inside his burning convenience store. police are not releasing information about the suspect or the arrest until tomorrow. prince george's county police are investigating another homicide tonight. it happened early this morning in the 1900 block of rochelle avenue in district heights. police found 26-year-old dwight hicks with a gunshot wound.
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he was taken to a local hospital where he later died. call police if you have any information. a teenage bicyclist is in the hospital tonight after colliding with a hit and run driver. it happened at alabama avenue and stanton terrace in southeast just after 11:30 last night. the 17-year-old was critically injured. police caught up with the driver they believe hit him in prince george's county shortly after the incident. officers haven't released his name yet or the name of the injured bicyclist, no details on possible charges either. if you happen to be driving along i-95 corridor in maryland today, you might have seen a plane flying very close to the ground. it was part of a nasa experiment. the goal? improving the air we breathe. fox 5's karen gray houston takes a closer look. >> reporter: the erie sounds emanated from a hidden location
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on university's beltsville campus. >> it's going through that direction. >> there it is, right on top of us. >> reporter: like a magnificent bird massive p-3b turboprops cruise overhead over this monitoring station and five other as long i-95. its job? to measure air quality. >> just a lot of small particles descended in the atmosphere, most of them from pollution. some of these particles have a great impact on air quality. >> reporter: scientists and students from east cook school tracked the plane's flight path and collaborated with nasa detecting levels of ozone and other pollutants in the atmosphere. >> we're able to monitor also the atmosphere. we're able to launch balloons which provide us information on profiles of humidity, temperature, ozone.
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>> reporter: the p-3b flew at altitudes as low as 1,000 feet. on the ground students prepared instruments that would also take measurements. >> here we go. >> reporter: that was attached to a balloon sent up just before the plane arrived to get an ozone sampling. the average person may wonder what is the purpose of all this, measuring wind speed, temperature, humidity, ozone levels. well, there is a point. >> because when we need air ozone, that's -- breathe air ozone, that's not good for our lungs. >> reporter: sunday's ozone levels were headed toward orange where people with respiratory problems should limit prolonged outdoor exertion. nasa is hoping its multi-year study will help improve the ability of satellites to detect pollution near the ground so they can better predict and control it. karen gray houston, fox 5 news.
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the space shuttle atlantis is docked at the international space station tonight. the four-member crew is delivering a year's worth of food and supplies to the station. this is the final mission for nasa's shuttle program. when it's over, atlantis will join nasa's other shuttles endeavour and discovery in retirement. the nationals tried to accomplish something they have not done since their inaugural season in d.c. and high drama on the soccer field, the united states women and a heart stopping showdown against brazil. lindsay murphy is up next with sports. and a hot day across our area. in fact, all the way up and down the mid-atlantic to the far south and guess what, all of this heat will continue to filter up our way. it's going to get hotter. i'll have your full forecast just ahead. we'll be back after the break.  -dad, why are you getting that? -that's my cereal.
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is there a prize in there? oh, there's a prize, all right. is it a robot? no. is it a jet plane? nope. is it a dinosaur? [ laughs ] [ male announcer ] inside every box of heart healthy cheerios are those great tasting little o's made from carefully selected oats that can help lower cholesterol. stickers? uh-uh. a superhero? ♪ kinda. [ male announcer ] and we think that's the best prize of all. ♪
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hi. looking good! you've lost some weight. thanks! you noticed! you know these clothes are too big now, so i'm donating them. not going back there again. good for you! how'd you do it? eating right, whole grain. whole grain? whole grain. [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't... multigrain cheerios has five whole grains and 110 lightly sweetened calories per serving... more grains. less you! multigrain cheerios.
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we understand you had a
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crazy household today. >> i'm trying to get work on one level, kids are watching the tv on another level, the big screen on in the basement. i watched. that's why i'm late for work. >> if you thought nationals game games were too close to comfort -- games were too close for comfort, maybe you should close your eyes. it was the u versus brazil in the quarterfinals -- the u.s. versus brazil in the quarterfinals and the u.s. was looking to advance to a sixth straight world cup semifinals. in the 92nd minute game tied 1- 1. brazil lifted a crossing pass to march it, their subplayer. she floats it into the -- marta, their subplayer. she floats it into the corner to hope solo. seconds left when megan rapinoe sends it off into the box. that's abby wambach with the header that ties the game 2-2
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and would force penalty kicks to decide our winner. the u.s. leads 4-3 and the u.s. alexandria native allie krieger steps up and the u.s. defeats brazil 5-3 in penalty kicks and will go on to the semifinals against france. the last 10 victories by the nationals were either by one run or extra innings. today they won by a larger margin of victory. they entered the all-star break on a high note. jordan zimmerman was on the hill for the nats, a team best 8.2 e.r.a. top of the 5th zimmerman strikes out cole garner, one of six strikeouts. bottom of the 6th, scoreless. the man in scoring position for roger bernadina. he singles to right. ian desmond comes around and scores easily, nationals taking a 1-0 lead. top of the 9, cole garner, his 23rd save in 26 tries.
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nats win 2-0 and head into the all-star break with a .500 record. >> home club needs a break. they've been playing some fall tough ball games. it's time for to us get a break. they'll come back in the 2nd half. >> coming up tonight on nissan sports xtra a look at how nationals roy parker did. that's the first time since 2005, so you could slowly see the team turn things around. >> we got it together. >> it's a good thing. >> for you. you're really excited. >> exactly. coming up on fox 5 news at 10:00 the not guilty verdict in the casey anthony trial, plus the outrage across the country. tonight we hear from the foreman of the jury that acquitted the young mother of murder.  -dad, why are you getting that? -that's my cereal. is there a prize in there? oh, there's a prize, all right.
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is it a robot? no. is it a jet plane? nope. is it a dinosaur? [ laughs ] [ male announcer ] inside every box of heart healthy cheerios are those great tasting little o's made from carefully selected oats that can help lower cholesterol. stickers? uh-uh. a superhero? ♪ kinda. [ male announcer ] and we think that's the best prize of all. ♪
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hi. looking good! you've lost some weight. thanks! you noticed! you know these clothes are too big now, so i'm donating them. not going back there again. good for you! how'd you do it? eating right, whole grain. whole grain? whole grain. [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't... multigrain cheerios has five whole grains and 110 lightly sweetened calories per serving... more grains. less you! multigrain cheerios.
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witnesses say a lightning strike made a tree explode in georgia. first the bolt split the trunk in half which is fairly normal, but then it appears that all the bark blew off the tree. one man said the wood chips flew 200 feet. neighbors are keeping a sense of humor about the mess since they are just grateful that no one was hurt. >> did you see how smooth that tree trunk was? >> it's a pretty good indication just how dangerous lightning can be, but wow. >> people always want to run under a tree, but after that i hope you won't. >> shouldn't run under a tree during a storm. we had wonderful weather this weekend, nice and sunny, hot and the challenge, of course, always to stay cool which will be a bigger challenge moving into the week. a look outside, we don't have much going on in terms of cloud cover tonight, maybe a few low clouds. it's been fairly clear most of this weekend because we've been under the control of a nice strong ridge of high pressure and that is still dominating
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our weather pattern right now. it's warm outside right now. so if you want to go for a late night walk, you'll find it pretty comfortable out there, but things are changing. the week starts hot and muggy. we'll see that humidity crawling back in again. we've got some more 90-degree days ahead. it's going to actually feel like 100 degrees or more once we factor in heat and humidity. some unsettled days moving into the early part of the week as well. we'll talk about that, but in the meantime temperature-wise today we rang up 91 degrees at national airport. we hit 90 at dulles, the same at baltimore. temperatures throughout our neighborhoods were pretty much into the low 90s everywhere. so the heat was definitely on. right now it's still warm outside. 83 degrees officially at national airport, humidity about 50%. we have a southerly wind flow at 10 miles an hour. that southerly wind will be a big component of what happens to us over the next 24 to 48 hours. it's 80 degrees at baltimore,
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83 at annapolis. we've got 77 at fredericksburg and the same at winchester, 78 martinsburg, 81 degrees hagerstown, 80 degrees at dulles. we head up the mid-atlantic, 77 boston, the same for new york. 82 degrees for raleigh this hour. those temperatures as i showed you earlier up and down the atlantic seaboard very much on the high side with all this heat down here in the gulf and all the moisture. that's going to stream its way straight up the mid-atlantic moving through the next 24 to 48 hours. that's where you'll start to feel a big difference in term of what it feels like outside and how comfortable it's going to be. a lot of action to the west through utah, colorado and parts of northern texasful we've got a fair amount of rainfall there -- texas. we've got a fair amount of rain there. we are benefiting from this strong ridge of high pressure, so we're not seeing a whole lot going on in term of clouds or precipitation. that ridge will gradually slide its way off the coast moving
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into tomorrow. it's going to open up the door to allow all that humidity and warm moisture from the south to head up the mid-atlantic and give us that hazy, hot and humid weather. we're looking at a high of 95 degrees tomorrow with a few clouds, but it's mainly going to be a sunny day. by midday tomorrow expect to see your temperature at 89 degrees. we'll be at 92 we 5:00 and tonight a warm night, nice to go for a walk, 73 degrees, in the upper 60s in the burs, southerly wind 5 miles an hour -- burbs, southerly winds 5 miles an hour. the air quality is in the orange and people with respiratory and very young children and elderly should stay inside. keep the pets inside and make sure you stay hydrated as well and don't leave children in cars for any length of time whatsoever. your pets definitely need shade. here's a look at the five-day forecast. tuesday we've got a weak cold
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front coming through. that will bring a chance of some thunderstorms. there is a slight chance that monday in the overnight hours we could start to see a bit of thunder or storm rumble through. wednesday we get back to a few clouds, not all bad. the rest of the week another ridge builds in, back to sunshine again and we cool down relatively speaking into the 80s, but i want to say by tuesday it's going to feel like it's 100 degrees or more. >> just to even see 97 on the screen is a little frightening. >> do be careful. so what was it like being a juror in the casey anthony trial? fox's greta van susteren talked with a foreman at that jury about how he felt when he knew casey would sign his jury sheet and what the jury thought about her father george anthony's testimony. >> when i had to sign off on the verdict, the sheet given to me, there was just a feeling of disgust that came across me knowing that my signature and her signature were going to be there on the same sheet. >> reporter: did anybody think
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george was believable out of the 12 of you? anybody think he was credible or were others likewise suspicious of him? >> there was a suspicion of him. that was a part of our conversation that we had of what i'd call the round robin topics when we were doing deliberation. >> you can see more of that interview with the jury foreman tomorrow on the record with greta van susteren. sickening accusations against two florida high school students. investigators believe they plotted to torture, kill and dismember a freshman boy. sheriff's deputies believe the 16-year-old suspects hatched their plan while playing k box games online. -- x-box games online. their alleged plot was foiled when another teenager called police. the plan sounded a lot like an actual murder that happened recently, something that shook up friends of that victim, seth jackson. >> it hit home hearing about these people wanting to commit
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murder like it happened to a close friend. i was close to him. seth was at my house every day. >> investigators say one of the two arrested teenagers had an axe, surgical could thing tools and other -- cutting tools and other instruments in his car. renting goes wrong for a florida homeowner this. woman let a family rent her home in celebration for a year, but they never paid her a penny and she had to evict them. she said to get back at her for forcing them out, the family did all of this damage. >> i mean how could they do such a thing? i wouldn't do that to their house. how could they do that to my house? i couldn't even walk in here it was so bad. >> altogether the damage is estimated at $30,000 plus the owner is out another 20,000 for the mortgage since the family didn't pay rent. an incredible story of bravery coming out of ohio tonight. a man is being hailed as a hero
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for saving his son after the boy fell into a well. it's also serving as a lesson about the importance of teaching your child to swim. fox's jack shea has their incredible story. >> reporter: 28-year-old jake mccoy was at his home in the stark county village of east sparta when his father who lives next-door discovered that jake's 3-year-old son dillan had fallen into a well with a rotting ply -- when the rotting plywood gave way as dillan jumped on top of it. mccoy knew he didn't have much time when he saw his son 40 feet down trying to keep his head above the 10 feet of water at the bottom of the well. >> i told him to calm down. it's going to be all right that, daddy's coming, stop crying. it's going to be okay. >> reporter: mccoy and his father initially tried to lower a ladder into the well, but when that didn't work, jake decided the only thing to do was to quickly climb down the slippery rocks that make up the walls of the well built in 1886. >> it's amazing what you can do if your child is trapped in a
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well screaming and crying your name. >> reporter: mccoy reached dillan and pulled him to the ladder on the side of the well, but now the two were stuck at the bottom. >> my heart was down there with him. i didn't know what to do. i didn't know what to think. >> reporter: firefighters from canton township eventually arrived and used ropes to pull dillan to safety. jake mccoy was so worried about his son he climbed out on his own. the family says the outcome would have been different had dillan not learned to swim this summer. >> i feel that he had an angel with him the whole way. something was protecting him. >> we're going to try to keep a better eye on him, but he is a rascal. he does get into a lot of stuff, but i am very grateful. >> reporter: after the close call the family is not taking any more chances with this well. instead of covering the top with a piece of wood, they now plan to put a concrete slab over the top. jack shea, fox 8 news, stark
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a 40-year-old mystery is finally solved. an airman declared missing in action during the vietnam war has finally been found and laid to rest. fox 5's bob barnard has the amazing story. >> reporter: air force major richard elzinga was buried more than 40 years after he died in the jungles of southeast asia. the oregon native had been missing in action from the
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vietnam war, his name engraved in the wall on the mall. >> makes me proud, makes me have hope that they can find some of the others that's missing over there. >> reporter: dick elzinga died at age 27 not long after this photo was taken. cousins joan and alan, the closest family members, still living. >> i really thought, you know, there was going to be no reconciliation on this in my lifetime. >> i was a senior in college when i got the call from my father that his plane was missing. >> reporter: dick elzinga was shot down over laos march 26th, 1970. he was on a secret training mission for an air force outfit called the ravens. >> we flew just about every day going out looking for, finding and destroying their targets to attack north vietnamese who were trying to overrun that country and also run the ho chi minh trail and move their forces into south vietnam. >> he was carrying travelers checks when he was shot down.
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>> reporter: when a communist agent in laos tried to cash three years later. >> they're in perfect shape. so somebody knows what happened. >> reporter: but there was nothing, not until about a year ago when a joint u.s. laotian mia search team found a crash site and a 3-inch piece of bone. >> even when we were told that it could come from that crash site, we knew it could be either dick, the pilot, henry allen, or it could be a dog, a cat or whatever else was in the jungle. >> reporter: what they needed was dna, but from dick's mother's side of the family. >> his mother did not have any sisters. we had to contact our grandmother's sister's descend ants. >> reporter: they eventually found somebody in michigan. >> i had never heard of her. she had never heard of me. >> reporter: but she gave a sample and it was a match and now 41 years later

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